Ninety-six students from Carrington School in Waterbury and Johnson School in Bethel came together for Day 1 of Flanders Academy of Science Exploration. The children participated in 4 hands on, educational, and investigative rotations. Ms Dianne talked about animal skins. Next,the students observed a variety of animal furs then had to match the correct fur to the animal. The kids are experts at using microscopes! Miss Amber had the students counting pumpkin sections. Did you know that the more sections a pumpkin has the more seeds it contains. They also measured the pumpkins circumference and hypothesized about whether or not it would float. Will it float or not? (It will because it is hollow on the inside.)The kids went on a hayride with Dr. Ed. Mrs. Lauren tagged along to lead a sing a long. The hayride brought the students to a large open field. The kids became birds and learned about the hazards bird face on their journey to a warmer climate. Birds are always on the move!!!!